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Library Week Proclaimed In City Of Action
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Sisters Valentina and Tania Pantoja were getting some assistance from Vicky Holt, Library Branch Supervisor at the Bunny Pouch craft that was held at the Riverbank Library.

The Riverbank Library offers the community a variety of activities and services. Each month the library hosts free events for all ages that can include crafts, learning activities, book reviews, story time, adult programs and celebrations, just to name a few. A Proclamation was made at the Riverbank City Council meeting on Tuesday, April 11 that was presented to Riverbank Library Supervisor Vicky Holt by Mayor Richard O’Brien. The Proclamation was made that the week of April 9 through the 15 will be National Library Week.

The Proclamation stated, in part, that: “Literacy is key to achieving personal success in school, in business, and in life, and libraries and librarians open up a world of possibilities through innovative programming and through the power of information; and, Whereas, librarians are trained, tech-savvy professionals, providing training in and access to technologies; and, Whereas, libraries offer 24/7 access to library services through online resources such as eBooks, eMagazines, downloadable audiobooks, music, and movies, online language instruction, and research databases; and, Whereas, libraries partner with parents and caregivers to empower children to enter Kindergarten with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in school and beyond; and, Whereas, libraries continually grow and evolve in how they provide for the needs of every member of their communities; and, Whereas, libraries, librarians, library workers, volunteers and supporters in Stanislaus County are celebrating National Library Week. Now, Therefore, Let It Be Resolved that the City Council of the City of Riverbank does hereby unanimously proclaim April 9 – 15, 2017, Stanislaus County Library Week and urges everyone to visit their local library to take advantage of the wonderful resources available, provided through the voter-approved 1/8-cent sales tax dedicated to the support of libraries.”

The felt Bunny Pouch craft sponsored by the Friends of the Riverbank Library had all the materials on hand like the felt in a variety of colors, googly eyes, ribbon, and candy for guests just in time for the Easter holiday.

This week on Tuesday families were invited to attend the free Activated Story Theatre program where the Goza family performed two multicultural folk tales.

On Tuesday, April 25 the Riverbank Library Book Club met to discuss “Blue Heaven” by C.J. Box.

The Riverbank Library will host a celebration for Dia de los ninos (Day of the Child) and Dia de los libros (Day of the Books) on Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m. where families will be entertained by Viva Mexico Ballet Folklorico dancers, a special bilingual story time, crafts, activities, and refreshments.